Hey everybody,

I'm a huge metal fan and have been for a long time now. The only problem is, my CD case is full with mostly BLS, Metallica, Ozzy and then some randoms like Yngwie, Alter Bridge, Megadeth, etc.
Basically, I wanted some Band/Artist suggestions as to what else I could like. I'm a technique freak and therefore love searing leads. At the same time I like leads with emotion as well, meaning I'd probably like a guitarist like Alexi Laiho over Yngwie Malmsteen (both great, but you can hear differences).
I love hard riffs for the most part, mostly Zakk Wylde style, or something like Pantera, with a lot of groove. The occasional palm-muted speed attack being great too (ie Metallica).
Lastly, I love great vocals. I'm a huge fan of guys that know how to sing rather than yell, and in addition vocals with roughness too them, like Zakk Wylde and James Hetfield. A vocalist like Alexi, for example, takes me a little longer to get use to, even though the instrumentals are mind-blowing.

With this criteria in mind, what are some other bands that would be worth me checking out and hopefully purchasing some of their stuff?

Thanks all; flame if you must, but I'd rather get some intellectual stuff first.

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Check out nevermore, crazyily good guitarists, and a decent vocalist.
Also you may like Testament if you like Metallica, I like Testament more than them.
Give Arch Enemy a shot to, pretty good guitarists in there.